"With the slowdown of the blues in the early sixties this book follows Big Mama Thornton's way to California, discusses her struggle to survive and celebrates her grandiose musical comeback in the course of the blues revival and the hippie movement. The book shows how Big Mama Thornton found her niche in clubs and festivals"--
Includes bibliographical references and index
The early years of Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton -- Hound dog : the Peacock years and Johnny Otis -- Unlucky girl : from Texas to California -- "I'm feeling alright" -- Big Mama Thornton's first European tour -- Back home -- Ball and chain -- The early seventies -- Sassy mama still swings -- Life goes on -- Swing it in home
Obscured text on back cover due to sticker attached.